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There are 6 ways to get from Akita to Nikkō by train, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  5h 5m

  1. Take the train from Akita to Sendai(Miyagi/Jr) Shinkansen Komachi
  2. Take the train from Sendai(Miyagi/Jr) to Utsunomiya Shinkansen Yamabiko

¥14357 - ¥19947

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Bus, train  •  6h 24m

  1. Take the bus from Akita to Sendai
  2. Take the train from Sendai(Miyagi/Jr) to Utsunomiya Shinkansen Yamabiko

¥10750 - ¥13550

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Drive  •  5h 49m

  1. Drive from Akita to Nikkō 295.5 miles

¥5500 - ¥8500

Fly from Akita, train  •  5h 43m

  1. Fly from Akita (AXT) to Tokyo Haneda (HND) AXT - HND
  2. Take the train from Shinagawa to Tokyo
  3. Take the train from Tokyo to Utsunomiya
  4. Take the train from Utsunomiya to Nikko

¥11130 - ¥91080

Train to Odate Noshiro, fly, train  •  6h 51m

  1. Take the train from Akita to Takanosu(Jr)
  2. Fly from Odate Noshiro (ONJ) to Tokyo Haneda (HND) ONJ - HND
  3. Take the train from Tokyo to Utsunomiya

¥14479 - ¥101935

Train to Shonai, fly, train  •  7h 16m

  1. Take the train from Akita to Sakata(Yamagata)
  2. Fly from Shonai (SYO) to Tokyo Haneda (HND) SYO - HND
  3. Take the train from Tokyo to Utsunomiya

¥18875 - ¥91830

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The cheapest way to get from Akita to Nikkō is to drive which costs ¥5500 - ¥8500 and takes 5h 49m.

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The quickest way to get from Akita to Nikkō is to train which costs ¥14000 - ¥20000 and takes 5h 5m.

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No, there is no direct train from Akita to Nikkō. However, there are services departing from Akita and arriving at Nikko via Sendai(Miyagi/Jr) and Utsunomiya. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 5m.

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The distance between Akita and Nikkō is 333 km. The road distance is 472.9 km.

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The best way to get from Akita to Nikkō without a car is to train which takes 5h 5m and costs ¥14000 - ¥20000.

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It takes approximately 5h 5m to get from Akita to Nikkō, including transfers.

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Akita to Nikkō train services, operated by Japan Railways Shinkansen, depart from Akita station.

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The quickest flight from Akita Airport to Tokyo Haneda Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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Akita to Nikkō train services, operated by Japan Railways Shinkansen, arrive at Utsunomiya station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Akita to Nikkō is 473 km. It takes approximately 5h 49m to drive from Akita to Nikkō.

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  • Distance: 208 miles
  • Duration: 5h 5m

What companies run services between Akita, Japan and Nikkō, Japan?

You can take a train from Akita to Nikkō via Sendai(Miyagi/Jr) and Utsunomiya in around 5h 5m.

Airlines
All Nippon Airways
Website
ana.co.jp
Flights from Akita to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥15000 - ¥160000
Flights from Odate Noshiro to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥7500 - ¥170000
Flights from Shonai to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥15000 - ¥140000
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Akita to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥17000 - ¥170000
Train operators
Japan Railways Shinkansen
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Akita to Sendai(Miyagi/Jr)
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
¥7500 - ¥11000
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
¥7500 - ¥11000
Reserved seat
¥8500 - ¥11000
Green seat
¥11000 - ¥15000
Train from Sendai(Miyagi/Jr) to Utsunomiya
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥6000 - ¥8500
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
¥6000 - ¥8000
Reserved seat
¥7000 - ¥8500
Green seat
¥8500 - ¥12000
Train from Shinagawa to Tokyo
Ave. Duration
6m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
¥1700 - ¥2900
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
¥1700 - ¥2400
Reserved seat
¥2400 - ¥2900
Green seat
¥2800 - ¥3700
Train from Tokyo to Utsunomiya
Ave. Duration
49m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
¥3800 - ¥6000
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
¥3800 - ¥5500
Reserved seat
¥4600 - ¥6000
Green seat
¥5500 - ¥7500
Japan Railways (JR)

Japan Railways operates a large proportion of the main intercity routes, including the high-speed Shinkansen service and commuter rail service. Covering 1665 stations across 7458km, Japan Railways carries an average of 17 million passengers per day. There are several rail passes on offer for customers such as the Hokkaido Pass, the JR West Rail Pass, JR East Pass, Shikoku Pass, Kyushu Pass and Flex Japan Tourist Pass.

Contact Details
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Shinagawa to Tokyo
Ave. Duration
12m
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
¥140 - ¥210
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Tokyo to Utsunomiya
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
¥1700 - ¥2500
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Utsunomiya to Nikko
Ave. Duration
43m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥650 - ¥950
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Akita to Takanosu(Jr)
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
¥1300 - ¥2000
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Akita to Sakata(Yamagata)
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
¥1600 - ¥2400
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Japan Railways Limited Express
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Shinagawa to Tokyo
Ave. Duration
7m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥900 - ¥1200
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Akita to Takanosu(Jr)
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
¥2600 - ¥3200
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Akita to Sakata(Yamagata)
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
¥3000 - ¥3700
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Bus operators
JR Bus Tōhoku
Website
jrbustohoku.co.jp
Bus from Akita to Sendai
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥4100
Schedules at
jrbustohoku.co.jp

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Japan Airlines and All Nippon Airways offer flights from Akita Airport to Tokyo Haneda Airport.

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There are 125+ hotels available in Nikkō. Prices start at ¥6500 per night.

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The best way to get from Akita to Akita Airport is to bus which takes 33m and costs ¥930.

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